Unlike CPA’s and attorneys, who may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all Enrolled Agents specialize in taxation.
Enrolled Agents are subjected to a rigorous background check conducted by the IRS.
Enrolled Agents are bound by Circular 230, which gives them limited client privileges in situations where the taxpayer is being represented in cases involving audits and collection matters.
Enrolled Agents are required to complete 24 hours per year of continuing education to keep them abreast of any and all tax law changes.
Enrolled Agents take a difficult two-day exam administered by the IRS, which covers taxation of individuals, corporations, partnerships, estate and trusts, procedures and ethics.
Only Enrolled Agents are required to demonstrate to the IRS their competence in matters of taxation before they represent a taxpayer.
Enrolled Agents are authorized to appear in place of the taxpayer at the IRS.
Enrolled Agents are the only tax professionals who receive their right to practice from the United States Government, are licensed by the federal government, and have been regulated by Congress since 1884!